At Livestrong’s first-ever Innovation Conversation, Icon Global, trailblazers whose passion is united in tackling some of cancer care’s largest and hardest problems came together virtually to have conversations focused on finding solutions. Ideas like utilizing augmented reality, implementing web search results to target newly diagnosed patients and creating a one-stop-shop for cancer information were tossed around as ways to solve everything from disparities in care to reducing feelings of isolation. While the ideas and solutions were energetic and varied, there was one consistent message of hope for not just a better tomorrow, but a better today.
Why Innovation Conversations?
INNOVATION - At Livestrong, we are about finding solutions and we believe that the best solutions are created when you bring together people with deep knowledge of the problem, give them a space to imagine bigger, and connect them with generous disrupters. At Icon we bring together the survivor experience and some of the most disruptive and energetic minds working in all facets of the cancer space to create powerful solutions.
CONVERSATIONS – To find the right solutions, we have to understand the problem. And to understand the problem, we have to listen to a variety of perspectives and experiences. At Icon you will hear from tech startups building new technology, non-profits filling gaps in local communities in new ways, and impact investors changing the way we fund these solutions. But this isn’t just a panel of speakers talking about what they are doing. These are conversations with you – small breakout sessions centered on listening and idea sharing to solve cancer problems which simply don’t deserve to exist.
Learn from the best and brightest
Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Facilitators will include technology leaders, brilliant medical minds, impact investors, and survivors and caregivers living with cancer today.
Small Group Breakout Sessions: Share your perspectives and grow your network
We know that when we work together, incredible things can happen. That's why the event will facilitate opportunities to network with other system-disruptors in a small group setting. You'll have the option to share your contact information to keep the conversations going! There are small group sessions at both virtual and in-person Icon Events.
Next Icon Event:
43.5 million Americans identify as Non-Hispanic Black or African American, making up 13% of the total US population and yet, collectively, Black Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the US for most cancers. When we conducted the Livestrong Gaps in Care survey in 2019, Black Americans overwhelmingly identified Patient Education as a primary gap in cancer care.
It is clear there are inequities in care and information disparities that adversely affect the Black community. As mentioned in Livestrong’s Commitment to Social Justice statement, we will use our Icon series to create inclusive and productive conversation about these inequities, beginning with Icon Global EQ – Equity in Cancer Care. The discussion will focus on solving the challenges of patient education in this community, thereby impacting survival in a positive way. This event will be a space for attendees to share, learn, and collaborate on solutions and we invite you to join us!
Date: July 9th, 1:00-3:00pm CT
Location: ZoomRegister Here